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3 Things: Comfort Food (plus, a super easy recipe for Chicken Soup)

3 Things: Comfort Food (plus, a super easy recipe for Chicken Soup)

The days are shorter up here in New England and the nights are bitterly cold. It's kind of bleak! As I type this, there's 8 inches of the fluffy white stuff on the ground and this girl is going nowhere today. On top of that, I'm feeling a good mope coming on and the beginnings of a cold. Which means…
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Snowball cookie recipe

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Snowball cookie recipe

Cookies...we can't quit you. Yeah...we know. You ate your weight in cookies over the holidays. And you're probably all on the "get in shape for the new year" thing. But, wouldn't a cookie taste good right now? Just one lil' cookie... Snowballs, Sandies, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Italian Wedding Cookies...whatever name you know it by, this classic treat graces many a…
3 Things: The Best Things I Ate in 2016

3 Things: The Best Things I Ate in 2016

Let’s escort out 2016 and welcome in 2017 with a series of we heart this’ favorite time-killing game: 3 things! All this week we’ll be getting our list on. Join us, won’t you? I'm pretty sure my body composition is primarily cheese and booze over the holidays. So needless to say, I have edibles on my mind. Allow me reminisce…
Trust Me: You Need a Rice Cooker

Trust Me: You Need a Rice Cooker

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking: "I cook my rice on the stove just fine, thank you very much." And you're probably right. You can cook your rice on a stovetop just fine. But wouldn't it be nice to not set a timer. Wouldn't it be nice to not have to worry about burning it EVER? And, wouldn't it…
My first visit to Benihana won’t be my last…

My first visit to Benihana won’t be my last…

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Benihana. All opinions are my own. Confession time: Up until one month ago, I had never been to a Benihana. Yet I have met so many people over the years who LOVE this place. In fact, a food writer I know who covers the best restaurants in LA told me that this is…
Salt & Straw – ice cream for ice cream lovers

Salt & Straw – ice cream for ice cream lovers

Salt & Straw first came on to my radar 5 years ago and I still remember the discovery like it was yesterday. It was when I heard that the Portland-based ice cream company had released a Thanksgiving themed collection, and my lil' ice cream loving self went wild. Imagine, your Thanksgiving table in ice cream form. Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie...even…
The Ever So Grateful Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

The Ever So Grateful Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe

Are you as excited for all of the Thanksgiving food as we are? Bring on the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes! (Sure, and a vegetable…if we have to.) Thanksgiving is full of so much delicious butter-laden food, and that food deserves to be washed down with something equally delightful. Yes, wine is a safe go-to, but how about impressing…
3 Things: I Want Candy!

3 Things: I Want Candy!

There's a bowl of Halloween candy sitting on my coffee table right now. It's been slowly/not so slowly dwindling since early September. It may or may not have been refilled twice since we originally filled said bowl. The best part about this bowl of Halloween candy? We don't get trick-or-treaters at our house! Zero. Zilch. None. Don't you judge me!…
Chorizo Breakfast Pizza recipe

Chorizo Breakfast Pizza recipe

An excuse to eat pizza in the morning? Yes, please. Pairing together two universally beloved things - pizza and brunch - can obviously only result in something even more amazing! Chorizo usually takes a back seat to breakfast meat numero uno (bacon) and the runner-up (sausage), but if you haven't been transformed back into a real human with the perfect…
Hawaiian Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

Hawaiian Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

Theme parties are the best. They really are. Anyone who disagrees might be secretly be a robot who is dead inside. Who doesn't love an excuse to go all out and play time traveler or a different person for a day? One of the great things about theme parties is that they really help narrow down your decision on what…